Union sportive Colomiers rugby or US Colomiers is a French rugby union club currently competing in Pro D2, the second level of the French rugby pyramid. They had been relegated from Pro D2 after finishing last in the 2006-07 season, but earned promotion from Fédérale 1 at the first opportunity in 2007-08, and survived a relegation scare in 2008–09, finishing 14th, in the last safe position. The club was relegated from Pro D2 in the 2010–11 season. The club, based in Colomiers in the Haute-Garonne département of Occitania, was founded in 1915 and plays at the Stade Michel Bendichou (capacity 11,000). The players wear blue and white. Colomiers have been runners-up in the French championship and Heineken Cup, as well as winners of the European Challenge Cup.

Colomiers
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Full nameUnion Sportive Colomiers Rugby
Founded1915; 105 years ago (1915)
LocationColomiers, France
Ground(s)Stade Michel Bendichou (Capacity: 11,430)
PresidentAlain Carre
Coach(es)Olivier Baragnon
League(s)Pro D2
2018–1913th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.colomiers-rugby.com

US Colomiers were established in 1915. Colomiers had various European success in the late 1990s. In 1998 they won the European Challenge Cup, the competition below the Heineken Cup, defeating fellow French club SU Agen in the final. The following season they competed in the Heineken Cup. They made it all the way to the final, which took place at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The capacity crowd saw Irish side Ulster win 21 points to 6.

Colomiers also competed in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Heineken Cups, but did not make the finals stages of the tournament. The club made its first domestic championship final when they met Stade Français in 2000. The Paris club won the game 28 points to 23 at Stade de France. In 2005 they were crowned Fédérale 1 champions and were promoted back up to Rugby Pro D2, but went back down to Fédérale 1 after two seasons in the second flight. They again claimed the Fédérale 1 title in 2008 to return to Pro D2.

HonoursEdit

Finals resultsEdit

French championshipEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
15 July 2000 Stade Français US Colomiers 28-23 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 78,000

Heineken CupEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
30 January 1999 Ulster Rugby US Colomiers 21-6 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 49,000

European Challenge CupEdit

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
1 February 1998 US Colomiers SU Agen 43-5 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 12,500

Current standingsEdit

The current table for the 2019–20 Rugby Pro D2 is:[1]

2019–20 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Pos Club Pl W D L PF PA PD TB LB Pts
1 Perpignan 17 12 0 5 488 309 +179 6 4 58
2 Grenoble 17 12 0 5 462 275 +187 7 2 57
3 Colomiers 17 12 0 5 429 295 +134 4 3 56
4 Oyonnax 17 11 0 6 437 284 +153 5 4 53
5 Biarritz 17 10 0 7 400 338 +62 4 3 47
6 Vannes 17 10 0 7 340 359 -19 2 2 44
7 Nevers 17 10 0 7 377 380 -3 2 0 42
8 Carcassonne 17 9 1 7 375 384 -9 1 2 41
9 Soyaux Angoulême 17 7 2 8 306 347 -41 2 4 38
10 Béziers 17 8 0 9 297 337 -40 1 2 35
11 Mont-de-Marsan 17 7 0 10 355 368 -13 2 4 34
12 Montauban 16 6 1 9 331 379 -48 1 5 32
13 Provence 16 7 0 9 288 346 -58 2 2 32
14 Rouen 17 5 0 12 254 400 -146 0 4 24
15 Aurillac 17 4 0 13 318 437 -119 1 6 23
16 Valence Romans 17 3 0 14 273 492 -219 0 5 17
Legend:
Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Points Total
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final Promotion play-off places.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final Promotion play-off places.
Red background relegation to Fédérale 1.

Notes:
When two teams have the same points total, position is determined by head-to-head results before points difference.


Current squadEdit

The squad for the 2017-18 season is:[2]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Agustin Costa Repetto Hooker   Argentina
Benjamin Rioux Hooker   France
Otar Turashvili Hooker   Romania
Adrien Bordenave Prop   France
Thomas Dubois Prop   France
Kane Palma-Newport Prop   England
Anthony Roux Prop   France
Beka Sheklashvili Prop   Georgia
Damien Weber Prop   France
Marius Antonescu Lock   Romania
Clément Chartier Lock   France
Jonny Fa'amatuainu Lock   Samoa
Romain Mémain Lock   France
Sione Timani Lock   Tonga
Aurélien Beco Flanker   France
Romain Bezien Flanker   France
Daniel Faleafa Flanker   Tonga
Jean-Pierre Perez Flanker   France
Jean Thomas Flanker   France
Mihai Macovei Number 8   Romania
Stéphan Onambele Number 8   France
Player Position Union
Joris Cazenave Scrum-half   France
Sébastien Inigo Scrum-half   France
Damien Neveu Scrum-half   France
Maxime Lafage Fly-half   France
Sebastian Poet Fly-half   Argentina
Fabrice Catala Centre   France
François Fontaine Centre   France
Grégoire Maurino Centre   France
Guillaume Piron Centre   Belgium
Chris Tuatara-Morrison Centre   Australia
Randall Kamea Wing   Fiji
Clément Lagain Wing   France
Nicolas Plazy Wing   France
Venione Voretamaya Wing   Fiji
Cédric Coll Fullback   France
François Tardieu Fullback   France

Notable former playersEdit

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Classement PRO D2". Ligue Nationale de Rugby (in French). Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Effectif 2017-2018". US Colomiers. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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